The Alliance National Donor Management Summit is a biennial event which brings together OPO, hospital and transplant partners to discuss effective integration of donor management practices throughout the continuum of care.

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2021 National Donor Management Summit

Held Virtually •  September 1-2, 2021

This year’s National Donor Management Summit focused on “new world changes,” current issues and innovative trends impacting the community by identifying challenges and highlighting opportunities to maximize every donation opportunity to heal more lives.

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Glenda Bronner
Cardiac Surgery
Pedro Catarino
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John Chessare
MD, MPH, FAAP, FACHEGBMC HealthCare System
Ari Cohen
Ari Cohen
MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACSOchsner Health System
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Marcelo Cypel
MDUniversity of Toronto
Heidi Dalton
Heidi Dalton
MD, MCCMInova Fairfax Hospital
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Dorrie Dils
BSN, MHAGift of Life Michigan
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Michele Foxx
MHA, CTBSInfinite Legacy
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A. Osama Gaber
MD, FACS, FASTHouston Methodist
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David Goldberg
MD, MSCEUniversity of Miami Miller School of Medicine
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Richard Hasz
Gift of Life Donor Program
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Shaf Keshavjee
MD, FRCSCUniversity of Toronto
Erika Lease
Erika Lease
MD, FCCPUW Medicine
Macey Levan
JD, PhDNYU Langone, Grossman School of Medicine
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Ariane Lewis
MDNYU Langone Medical Center
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David Magnus
PhDStanford Medicine
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Darren Malinoski
MD, FACS,Oregon Health and Sciences University
Allan Massie
Allan B. Massie
PhD, MHSJohns Hopkins Medicine
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Thomas A. Nakagawa
MD, FAAP, FCCMUniversity of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville
Kevin O'Connor
Kevin O’Connor
LifeCenter Northwest, WA
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Thaddeus Pope
JD, PhD, HEC-CMitchell Hamline School of Law
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John Scanlon
Dory Segev
MD, PhDJohns Hopkins University
Brian Shepard
Brian Shepard
Elizabeth Sivertsen
MBE, CCRN, HEC-CGrady Health System
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Matthew Weiss
MDTransplant Quebec
Winfred Williams
Winfred Williams, Jr.
MDMassachusetts General Hospital

Key Areas of Focus for the 2021 National Donor Management Summit include:

  • Implications of the Uniform Determination of Death Act (UDDA) on organ donation
  • Elucidating differences in the organ donation process between the adult and pediatric domains
  • How recent organ allocation changes at the national level have affected transplant programs and their patients
  • DCD hearts and lungs
  • Infectious disease transmission
  • How the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the landscape of donation and transplantation
  • Cutting edge clinical innovations pushing the boundaries of what is possible
  • The value of building the bridge to equity in healthcare to advance organ donation and transplantation
  • Identify the potential impact of the continuous organ allocation system on efficiency, equity and survival.
  • Discuss the implications of the UDDA and identify ethical issues that may arise with declaring death by neurologic criteria and donation after circulatory death.
  • Describe strategies to adapt and overcome the challenges related to COVID19 on donation and transplantation.
  • Define the value of equity in healthcare, and recognize how public and professional education builds allyship to advance organ donation and increase access to transplantation.
  • Evaluate the distinct differences between adult and pediatrics as it relates to the donation process and organ distribution.
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Cynthia Gries
MD, MScAdventHealth Orlando
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Sandy Kirchner
MSN, APRN, CCRN, TCRN, AGACNP-BCBryan Medical Center - Bryan Trauma
Matthew Kirschen
Matthew Kirschen
MD, PhDChildren’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Katie McKee
Katie McKee
Kelly Ranum
Kelly Ranum
Adam Schiavi
Adam Schiavi
MD, PhDJohns Hopkins Hospital
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Sophia Smith
MDChildren's National Hospital
Thomas Tommy
Tommy Thomas
MD, PhDEmory University

Registration rates are as follows:

  • Platinum Circle Partner Employees – Early-Bird: $400 | Standard: $460
  • Gold Circle Partner Employees – Early-Bird: $425 | Standard: $485
  • Silver Circle Partner Employees – Early-Bird: $450 | Standard: $515
  • Bronze Circle Partner Employees – Early-Bird: $500 | Standard: $575
  • Non-Partners – Early-Bird: $500 | Standard: $575

Early-bird registration expires after August 15, 2021.
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The National Donor Management Summit is recommended for healthcare professionals who play a role in the organ donation and/or donor management process, including but not limited to:

  • Intensivists
  • Acute Care Surgeons
  • Hospitalists
  • Palliative Care Physicians
  • Neurologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Pulmonologists
  • OPO Medical Directors
  • Organ Procurement Professionals
  • Physicians
  • Nurses

Continuing Education Credit Information:

The Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance is offering 8.75 hours of continuing education credit for this offering, approved by The California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17117.  No partial credits will be awarded. CE credit will be issued upon request within 30 days post-forum.

The Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance will be offering 8.75 Category I CEPTC credits from the American Board for Transplant Certification. Certified clinical transplant and procurement coordinators and certified clinical transplant nurses seeking CEPTC credit must complete the evaluation form within 30 days of the event.

AdventHealth Tampa is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AdventHealth Tampa designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.75 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. All faculty members and planners participating in CME activities provided by AdventHealth Tampa are required to disclose any actual or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentation to the audience.  Neither the planners nor the presenters of this activity have disclosed any conflicts of interest related to this activity.

Contributing Sponsors:

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